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Nursing (Mental Health) BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAR-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Course description

Mental health problems currently affect one in four of the UK population. If you’re caring and compassionate, with exceptional communication skills and a real passion for helping people, this degree is for you.

  • Our nursing programmes are approved to the NMC’s new Future nurse: Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses
  • When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register and practise as a mental health nurse, as long as you meet the NMC’s requirements
  • Our nursing courses are ranked 11th in The Guardian University Guide 2019
  • Choose to study at our Derby or Chesterfield Site, starting in September or March
  • Gain essential practical experience on a range of placements in different health care and community settings
  • Benefit from some of the best university facilities of their kind, including our clinical skills suite and our state-of-the-art immersive suite
  • Learn from a highly experienced, enthusiastic and research-active team who provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions
  • The Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provide students with a conditional job offer when you enrol on the course
  • Two of our Mental Health students won the top prize for Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018, as a result of setting up the Nursing Society and due to being extremely engaged and committed to the established community.

Mental health nurses support people with depression, anxiety, dementia, bulimia nervosa, post-natal depression and a whole range of other conditions that can lead to unhelpful thoughts and ideas. They focus on people’s strengths and resources – helping them to overcome and cope with their problems and maximising their life potential.

This course is built around the ethos that everyone has a right to evidence-based care, whatever their background and circumstances. It equips you to excel as a confident, versatile and capable mental health nurse.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    48th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    21st

    9

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